Last month, Hopoo Games’ cooperative rogue shooter sequel Risk of Rain 2 got its full version 1.0 on Steam after 18 months in early stages. Now that’s in the way, and a full console release is slated for this fall, the developer has detailed its first post-launch content plans, including possible paid enhancements.
Risk of Rain 2 hit Steam early last March and made its way to Xbox One, PS4 and Switch in the months that followed. It has proven to be a success for Hopoo Games ̵
Hopoo offered some sort of post-mortem for early access in a new blog post, explaining that while the development roadmap helped keep us on track, “ideas that were cool but challenging had to be trimmed to meet the release dates “. Because of this, certain features – including Grandparent (a unique boss for Sky Meadows) and Lore – haven’t been released.
Hopoo says a “sustainable creative development” strategy will be adopted for Risk of Rain 2 once it is released, starting with a final free content update for gamers on all platforms. Hopoo says there isn’t a schedule or release date for the update yet, but that its goal is to “complete internal content that we had to cut and retransmit feedback from players”.
Once this free update is complete, Hopoo intends to move to a model of paid expansions for Risk of Rain 2, with the goal of releasing either one or two per year. These will be comparable in size or size to multiple content updates, and each will likely follow a specific theme, such as a Void or Imp expansion.
Hopoo says the paid expansion model “will help pay for the new developers we are going to hire and the cost of porting it to consoles,” and hopefully “it will be much more likely to bring players back to RoR2.” “.
“The reality,” it explains, “is that RoR2 is competing for your time and focus with every other game on the planet – and as the game gets older and new cool games come out, we want to make sure we do, when it is us. ” You have to return to RoR2 and you have something more exciting than 1 new survivor and 8 new items. “
“We believe enhancements are a great way to continue developing RoR2,” concludes Hopoo. “Please let us know if this sounds exciting!” Quality of life, bug fixes, and balance changes will continue to be available as free updates.